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Pontiac Firebird Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission
  • Horse Power 305 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Pontiac Firebird

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Astounding bang for the buck factor, better styling than Camaro.

  • Cons

    Gold chains image, crappy interior plastic

  • What's New for 1998

    Firebirds get a minor restyle that is most evident from the front end. Also on tap for Formula and Trans Am models is a detuned Corvette engine making 305 horsepower without Ram Air induction. Base models can be equipped with a new Sport Appearance Package, and two new exterior colors debut. Second-generation airbags are standard.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Trans am ram air

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Love this car! Fun to drive and the 5.7 liter coupled with a six speed tranny is pure throwback American muscle. All the horsepower and torque of higher priced cars is readily available under your right foot! It's really hard to beat this car in the bang for your buck category.




Big lou's review

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Convertible

Everything about this car is awesome. My gold WS6 T/A vert gets stared down by everyone in the city. The hood scoops and front end are the baddest of any car out there. The power and sound of this beast let you know that its a real muscle car. With 300hp at the rear wheels, this thing flies. It was disgustingly underrated by GM so that it wouldn't take sales from the vette, but in reality they have the same engine. 350hp would be more realistic. The chrome 17" wheels are the best looking stock rims i've ever seen. With almost 100,000 miles on it, nothing has gone wrong. Doing routine maintenance will hopefully keep this car running strong forever! Long live the Trans Am!




'98 review

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Good horsepower, outruns most stock. Good buy vs any '93 to '02 Camaro, Firebird, and Mustang. Great style over all the others mild performance mods will crush the competition. The last Pontiac will ever make.




Cool car

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

I don't know what to say, it's a youth's car. it's very impressive. I race it on a drag track some time and it's a beast




98 trans am

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

I love the car! It's almost like my Vette but with a back seat!




'98 trans am m6

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Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2dr Hatchback

Everything you'd want out of an American muscle car. The in-your-face styling, the mean exhaust note, and enough torque to peel the pavement up. This car is so much fun to drive although I wouldn't recommend driving in the wet/snow often cause you will spin the tires constantly. This is a great car to pick up if you love American performance. Get on with the potent LS1, slap on an exhaust, intake, pulley, and cam along with a few suspension mods and you will never want to stop driving.



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Full 1998 Pontiac Firebird Review

What's New for 1998

Firebirds get a minor restyle that is most evident from the front end. Also on tap for Formula and Trans Am models is a detuned Corvette engine making 305 horsepower without Ram Air induction. Base models can be equipped with a new Sport Appearance Package, and two new exterior colors debut. Second-generation airbags are standard.

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Talk About The 1998 Firebird

1998 Pontiac Firebird Discussions See all Started By

hjw1
hjw1
09-25-2001
We bought a 1988 Firebird new and put 120,000 miles on it. We currently own a 1992 Firebird purchased new that has 74,000 miles on it. Both with 305 engines. Both excellent cars....


kermitek
kermitek
04-24-2002
option (keep in mind I also have a 305 hp 1999 Firebird Formula, so I'm a -little- jaded ;) ). My wife is quite satisfied with the power. She and I both agree it's an upgrade in pep vs. her 2wd Bla...


jackseric
jackseric
08-17-2006
I had an 1987 Pontiac Firebird and a 1991 Pontiac 6000 that I ran Mobil1 oil in from the time I bought them (each with approx. 80K miles) and they both were still running strong when I sold them with ...



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